The Coach is joined by top sports betting experts Mike McClure and Larry Hartstein on the Early Edge podcast, powered by SportsLine. The guys supply their favorite picks for MLB, the NBA, EPL and NHL for Friday, April 30.
As always, Mike tips off the show with his NBA updates. He has the key info on some notable Hawks, Celtics and Magic as well as Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Collin Sexton and more. Larry then takes a look at how the Aaron Rodgers reports are affecting futures for the Broncos and Packers.
The Coach has a trio of SportsLine Plays of the Day, including the featured EPL pick of Leicester City Over 2.5 goals in a matchup with Southampton at 3 p.m. ET. In MLB, he points out the trends that move him to back the Cubs and Reds Over 9 at 7:10 p.m. ET. The Coach's favorite NHL play is the Kings and Ducks at Under 5.5. The puck drops at 10 p.m. ET. He says Unders may not seem like fun, but they certainly are when you are taking them to the window.
Mike is continuing to roll with his MLB picks, as he is on a 20-3 run. He is taking the Yankees -2 over the Tigers at 7:05 p.m. ET. "I love them here against a left-handed pitcher," he says. "Tarik Skubal has an actual .367 wOBA this season, but when we look at the expected numbers that balloons all the way to .415. That makes him well below league average. Now he's going to have to deal with eight out of nine right-handed bats from the New York Yankees." Mike also continues to ride with the Royals, taking them as the "Dog of the Day" +130 over the Twins at 8:10 p.m. ET. The expected numbers do not bode well for Michael Pineda in this matchup, and Brady Singer is emerging as a legitimate starter.
In the NBA, Larry is looking for Ja Morant to have a lot of success against Cole Anthony in Grizzlies-Magic at 8 p.m. ET. He is recommending Morant Over 19.5 points. He also says Tyrese Haliburton will continue to take advantage of increased opportunities, and will go Over 7.5 assists in Kings-Lakers at 10:30 p.m. Larry is also on the Cubs +105 over the Reds. The Chicago bats will be too much for Wade Miley to handle.
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